WSR 10-07-147



[ Filed March 24, 2010, 8:22 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 10-01-108.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 16-70 WAC, Animal diseases -- Reporting.

Hearing Location(s): Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Second Floor, Conference Room 259, Olympia, WA 98504, on April 29, 2010, at 3:00 p.m.; and at the Kittitas County Event Center, Heritage Center, 512 North Poplar Street, Ellensburg, WA 98926, on May 10, 2010, at 3:00 p.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: June 1, 2010.

Submit Written Comments to: Teresa Norman, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, e-mail, fax (360) 902-2092, by 5:00 p.m., May 11, 2010.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact WSDA receptionist by April 23, 2010, TTY (800) 833-6388 or 711.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The department proposes to amend chapter 16-70 WAC to help clarify the process on reporting diseases from the OIE (World Organization of Animal Health) reportable disease list. Proposed amendments include adding caseous lymphadenitis and malignant catarrhal fever (all forms) to the reportable disease list.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The amendments will make it easier for animal health veterinarians and technicians to comply with disease reporting requirements and will contribute to the overall health, safety, and welfare of the state's citizens, livestock, and pet animals.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 16.36.040 and chapter 34.05 RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 16.36 RCW.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Washington state department of agriculture (WSDA), governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Paul Kohrs, DVM, Olympia, (360) 902-1835; and Enforcement: Leonard E. Eldridge, DVM, Olympia, (360) 902-1881.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. RCW 19.85.030(1) requires that WSDA prepare a small business economic impact statement (SBEIS) if proposed rules will impose more than minor costs on affected businesses or industry. The department has analyzed the economic effects of the proposed revisions and has concluded that they do not impose more than minor costs on small businesses in the regulated industry, and, therefore, a formal SBEIS is not required.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The WSDA is not a listed agency under RCW 34.05.328 (5)(a)(i).

March 24, 2010

Robert W. Gore

Deputy Director


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-10-087, filed 5/1/07, effective 6/1/07)

WAC 16-70-020   Other diseases reportable to WSDA.   (1)(((a))) In addition to the diseases published on the OIE notifiable disease list, the state veterinarian may request reports on other diseases of concern from a statistical or survey standpoint associated with overall disease control measures.

(((b))) (2) Any veterinarian or veterinary laboratory ((may voluntarily)) must report to the office of the state veterinarian ((other diseases that are not on the OIE notifiable disease list or not)) any of the diseases listed ((below)) in subsection (5) of this section. Reports may be faxed to 360-902-2087 or sent to:

Washington State Department of Agriculture

Animal Services Division

1111 Washington Street S.E.

P.O. Box 42577

Olympia, Washington 98504-2577

(((2) In addition to the diseases that are on the OIE notifiable disease list, the following diseases must be reported immediately to the office of the state veterinarian:

Beef measles (Teania saginata)

Chronic wasting disease in cervids (Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy)

Contagious ecthyma (Orf)


Infectious Coryza in poultry (Hemophilus gallinarum)


Low pathogenic avian influenza H5/H7

Lyme disease

Plague (Yersinia pestis)

Potomac horse fever (Erlichiosis)

Salmonellosis (any livestock species)

Scabies (any livestock species)

Shigella-toxin producing E. coli

Strangles in equine (Streptococcus equi)))

(3) In addition to reporting requirements listed in the chart below, laboratories must send to the office of the state veterinarian reports of cultures of isolates from Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Cryptococcus excluding confirmed Cryptococcus neoformans, and Vancomycin resistant Staphylococcus aureus immediately after they are identified or the next business day.

(4) Veterinary laboratory directors must submit positive specimens of the diseases listed in subsection (3) of this section and any requested information to the state public health laboratories at:

Washington State Public Health Laboratories

Washington State Department of Health

1610 N.E. 150th Street

Seattle, Washington 98155

(5) The tables below describe the time frames associated with reportable diseases.



Report to state veterinarian immediately upon suspicion

Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis)
Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever
Foot-and-mouth disease
Heartwater (Cowdria ruminantium)
Japanese encephalitis
Livestock exposed to toxic substances which may threaten public health
Malignant catarrhal fever (all forms)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Rabies in any species (excluding bats)
Rift Valley fever
Rinderpest (cattle plague)
Screwworm myiasis (Cochliomyia hominivorax or Chrysomya bezziana)
Surra (Trypanosoma evansi)
Theileriosis (Corridor disease, East Coast fever)
Unexplained increase in dead or diseased animals
Vancomycin resistant (Staphylococcus aureus)
Vesicular stomatitis
African trypanosomiasis (Tsetse fly diseases)
Bovine babesiosis (piroplasmosis)
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow)
Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (Mycoplasma mycoides mycoides)
Lumpy skin disease
Contagious agalactia (Mycoplasma agalactia)
Contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (Mycoplasma capricolum capripneumoniae)
Nairobi sheep disease
Peste des petits ruminants (goat plague)
Salmonella abortus ovis
Sheep and goat pox
African swine fever
Classical swine fever (hog cholera)
Nipah virus
Swine vesicular disease
Vesicular exanthema of swine
Exotic Newcastle disease (Viscerotropic velogenic Newcastle disease)
High pathogenic avian influenza and low pathogenic avian influenza
Turkey rhinotracheitis
African horse sickness
Dourine (Trypanosoma equiperdum)
Equine piroplasmosis (Theileria equi and Babesia caballi)
Glanders (Farcy) (Pseudomonas mallei)
Hendra virus (Equine morbillivirus)
Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis
Viral hemorrhagic disease of rabbits (calicivirus)



Report to state veterinarian within twenty-four hours of suspicion or confirmation

Bovine (Brucella abortus)
Canine (Brucella canis)
Caprine (Brucella abortus and B. melitensis)
Cervids (Brucella abortus)
Ovine (Brucella ovis)
Porcine (Brucella suis)
Cryptococcus not confirmed to be Cryptococcus neoformans
Plague (Yersinia pestis)
Pseudorabies (Aujeszky's disease)
West Nile virus
Bovine tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis)
Trichomoniasis (Trichomonas fetus)
Contagious ecthyma (Orf)
Avian infectious laryngotracheitis
Ornithosis (Psittacosis or avian chlamydiosis) (Chlamydia psittaci)
Pullorum disease (fowl typhoid) (Salmonella gallinarum and S. pullorum)
Contagious equine metritis (Taylorella equigenitalis)
Ehrlichiosis (Potomac horse fever)
Equine encephalomyelitis (Eastern and Western equine encephalitis)
Equine infectious anemia (swamp fever)
Equine rhinopneumonitis (Equine herpesvirus-1 neurologic form)
Chronic wasting disease in cervids
Tuberculosis in cervids


Report by monthly summaries

Avian tuberculosis (Mycobacterium avium)
Echinococcosis/Hydatidosis (Echinococcus species)
Johne's disease (Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis)
Lyme Disease
Q Fever (Coxiella burnetii)
Anaplasmosis (Anaplasma marginale or A. centrale)
Beef measles (Teania saginata)
Bovine genital campylobacteriosis (Campylobacter fetus venerealis)
Bovine viral diarrhea
Enzootic bovine leukosis (Bovine leukemia virus)
Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (Bovine herpesvirus-1)
Caprine (contagious) arthritis/encephalitis)
Caseous lymphadenitis
Enzootic abortion of ewes (Chlamydia psittaci)
Maedi-Visna (Ovine progressive pneumonia)
Porcine circovirus (post-weaning multisystemic wasting syndrome)
Porcine cysticercosis (Taenia solium in humans)
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome
Transmissible gastroenteritis (coronavirus)
Trichinellosis (Trichinella spiralis)
Avian infectious bronchitis
Avian mycoplasmosis (Mycoplasma synoviae)
Duck viral hepatitis
Fowl cholera (Pasteurella multocida)
Infectious bursal disease (Gumboro disease)
Infectious coryza (Avibacterium paragallinarum)
Marek's disease
Mycoplasmosis (Mycoplasma gallisepticum)
Equine influenza
Equine rhinopneumonitis (Equine herpesvirus-1 Non-neurologic form)
Equine viral arteritis
Strangles (Streptococcus equi)
Pigeon Fever (Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis)
Fish diseases on the OIE notifiable disease list
Hemorrhagic diseases of deer (bluetongue, adenovirus, and epizootic hemorrhagic disease)
Myxomatosis in commercial rabbits

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 16.36 and 34.05 RCW. 07-10-087, 16-70-020, filed 5/1/07, effective 6/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 16.36.096 and 16.36.040. 93-19-127 (Order 5011), 16-70-020, filed 9/21/93, effective 10/22/93; Order 1005, Regulation 4, filed 7/22/66, effective 8/22/66.]

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